BAFTA nominated independent studio Ovosonico and international publisher 505 Games have announced a new partnership to bring to life a new, ambitious original IP.
Through this partnership, the studio aims to expand its business into the Independent AAA growing market. In order to support the necessary growth in terms of both team size and infrastructures, Ovosonico has moved its headquarters to new modern and spacious offices in Milan, in the heart of the world-renowned design and fashion district of via Tortona.
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The partnership with 505 Games will provide Ovosonico resources and know-how of a recognized and successful international team.
“Moving our focus to Independent AAA is all about creating IP with high production values and mainstream appeal, but with the more focused game design, lower price point and open development process that defines indie games.” said Massimo Guarini, Ovosonico CEO and Creative Director. “We’re very excited to partner up again with 505 Games. Through this collaboration we can exploit synergies with a recognized and successful company, maintaining our independence having access to important resources on this journey to create spectacular, exciting and unique game experiences that can compete with triple-A within a fraction of their budget.”
Ovosonico’s founder and industry veteran, Massimo Guarini, has extensive experience with triple-A development pipelines, having spent most of his career working with huge teams on mainstream titles with publishers such as Ubisoft and Electronic Arts.
The studio’s most recent effort, “Last Day of June”, has been recently honored with a nomination at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and an award at the IVGA (Italian Video Game Awards) within the Game Beyond Entertainment category.
“We are very enthusiastic to strengthen our partnership with Massimo Guarini and his team, proving once again our efforts towards spreading the Italian creativity around the world and our will to invest on national talents.” added Raffaele Galante, CEO of the Digital Bros Group. “We are proud to have the possibility to participate, once again, in the growth of this studio that has demonstrated during the past years great value, competences, capabilities and huge talent and creativity.
Ovosonico in currently running a recruitment campaign to expand its team with new talents.